NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY, June 8

June 8 celebrates National Best Friends Day, a day to honor that one special person you call your “best friend”. It is a time to show them how much you appreciate them, how special and important they are to you and how you cherish their friendship. “Best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each other.” (WEWednesdays!) Friendship Day was originally promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, intended to be 2 August and a day when people … [Read more...]

National DNA Day celebrated April 25

National DNA Day is celebrated on April 25, 2022. Although this holiday was declared as one-time observance, it is still celebrated annually. DNA Day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. It celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible. In the United States, DNA Day was first … [Read more...]

World Book Day, April 23

CELEBRATE READING FOR PLEASURE! Packed with TEACHING RESOURCES, INFORMATION, IDEAS and INSPIRATION as well as amazing COMPETITIONS you’ll find everything here to encourage and celebrate reading for pleasure for all ages, all year round. WORLD BOOK DAY is celebrated April 23. World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural … [Read more...]

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-26

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. This year RESOLVE is urging the infertility community to spread the message “You are not alone.” Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face. Just hearing “You are not alone” can help in so many ways. To participate in … [Read more...]

PAY IT FORWARD – April 30

Established in September of 2000, the Pay It Forward Foundation was established by Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of the inspirational novel Pay It Forward, as a way to inspire a movement of people, all around the world, to show acts of kindness for others. Our primary work is encouraging and inspiring acts of kindness, as well as providing copies of the Young Readers Edition of Pay It Forward for use in schools and other learning environments. What will you do to Pay It Forward and start a … [Read more...]

Karima Bennoune – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this female activist of Human Rights, a learned powerhouse that has taken on the world by storm, author, philanthropist, woman. Experiencing childhood in Algeria then moving to California for further study with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, this brave soul has taken on the legacy of her father in making a life of speaking out against fundamentalism and terrorism.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Celebrate International Day of Happiness – March 20

March 20th is the UN International Day of Happiness. With our world facing unprecedented challenges, wellbeing matters more than ever. This is a day when we choose to take action to help others, they benefit, we benefit and we set an example of kindness that can ripple out into the world too. UN states: If you’re happy and you know it, celebrate it on International Day of Happiness on March 20! Other than being in a neutral state, happy is how we should mostly be. Unfortunately, emotions … [Read more...]

Phionah Musumba – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, one that is taking every resource available to her for the further empowerment of girls with education and women with skills for enterprise development. This woman is so devoted to her cause that she left Kenya alone, leaving three children of her own behind to seek assistance in developing an education centre for the children of her community. Her dream is to buy a 50 acre piece of land on … [Read more...]

Feb 6 – International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation within a generation and is focusing on advocacy, research and guidance for health professionals and health … [Read more...]

Women: Key to Global Economic Growth

Currently, barriers of law and custom stop many women from getting financing for business. Removing those barriers can help overcame the gender gap, and unleash economic growth. To learn more, go to: HERE The above video was produced almost ten years ago. Has much changed? In 2022, women's current issues are or should we say are "still": 1. Pregnancy and Parenting Discrimination 2. Violence Against Women 3. Women's Rights in the Workplace 4. Women's Rights in Education 5. … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Helping Your Child Get to Sleep

Despite how much they resist giving into it, sleep is just as essential for growing children as it is for adults. Parents trying to help a child that struggles to sleep or fights it on principal can easily find themselves frustrated and overwhelmed when sleep still doesn’t come for their youngsters. There are, however, a few simple tricks that can help you put your child’s sleep troubles behind you. These 10 tips may be just what you’re looking for, and can have your child sleeping … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Bridge the Gender Divide in a Male-Dominated Society

From a young age, gender role stereotypes are ingrained into children and their perceptions of the world, from the clothes they wear to the toys they are given to play with. Even as they get older, children are still being dictated to regarding where their interests should lie, and the industries they should aim to get involved in, both from a professional standpoint, and a recreational one. It is considered the norm for women to wear skirts, like bright pastel colors, and want to be nurses … [Read more...]

So Much to Do – So Little Time, Women in Business

Women in Business With new work dynamics birthing due to recent pandemic, flexible work hours, the ability to work from home or remotely at times and a helpful partner who shares in responsibilities at home are important for working mothers to overcome the daily struggle of achieving balance. Ten Tips to help you get a closer to work-life harmony throughout the year: 1. Design a plan. Not all bosses will proactively offer a flexible work schedule. If you want it, present a plan to … [Read more...]

The Confidence Code ~ Resonating with Women

The recent best seller, The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman is resonating with women all over the country — and for good reason. One of the greatest barriers for women is our reticence to raise our hands, ask for what we want and be noticed. This lack of confidence appears as a weakness. It makes women seem less comfortable with risk taking and decisiveness, both of which are critical competencies for senior leaders. Right now, many people are asking why women have a crisis … [Read more...]

Women & Feminism in the Technology Realm

Comparing the number of women to men working in the tech field leaves a lot to be desired. Even though women working in the tech industry continue to grow, with a lot of them taking up jobs in systems administration, software development, and business seo service, to name a few, there is still room for improvement. Taking a rough look at the CEOs of top tech giants across the globe such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, and Google’s Sundar Pichai shows how … [Read more...]

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